Cassity uses past experiences for teaching at OHS

Ms. Cassity on the medal stand her senior year of high school when she and her partner won the state tennis doubles championship for Clayton High School.
January 14, 2021

As a high school student, Ms. Connor Cassity went through a difficult period of her life that caused her to go through many changes. This included moving schools and homes for personal reasons.  After...

Neely faces the world with courage

“I did this look on Halloween (10/31/19) and including my base makeup, it took 2 hours to complete,” said Neely.
January 14, 2021

As someone who describes herself as a quiet individual, her face tells a different story. Shannon Neely is a senior at OHS who spends a lot of time working on her intricate designs — on her face.  “To...

Wirthlin shows determination and care inside and outside of OHS

Co-student body presidents Isabella Wirthlin (12) and TJ Meinershagen  (12) work on a story for the first school broadcast this year.
December 10, 2020

“She is one of the most determined, diligent, and gritty workers of all time,” said history teacher Mr. Dan Richter. “She’s always there for anyone who needs her,” said her friend, Alex Boehlje...

CAPS Associate Marissa Talley on the path to a career in pediatric surgery

Marissa Talley (12)  participates in the CAPS program to gain experience of the real world medical field.
December 10, 2020

Long ago, on one Halloween night, a tiny, towheaded, four year old set out on her quest for candy, very professionally dressed as a doctor. Although it may have been unknown to others, little Marissa Talley...

Strickland wraps up stellar career with numerous post-season honors

Ella Strickland celebrating with her teammates after hitting a double in the district semifinal game against Jackson on Oct. 15. Strickland was one of only two players from St. Louis County to be named Class 5 all-state.
November 20, 2020

Ella Strickland (12) has been a starter on the OHS softball team since she made varsity as a freshman.  “We asked so much of her coming in as a freshman. She played right field for us and came...

Ward’s appreciation of diversity helps her become a kind, inspiring teacher

Mr. and Mrs. Ward celebrate diversity on all paths of life.
November 19, 2020

Long before she stood in front of eager high school students as a teacher of literature and language, Mrs. Ashley Ward was severely bullied. Once perceived as a shy and introverted person, Mrs. Ward...

NHS officers turn Trick-or-Treat Tuesday to teacher goodie bags

 Sophie Kettenbrink (12) helps NHS make goodie bags for teachers on Oct. 28. “I’m not too much of an artsy person, but I loved being back and doing something small I feel can make a big impact on lives,
October 30, 2020

Almost every year, NHS members put together a Trick-or-Treat Tuesday event for children around the community. This year, the plan was to have a drive-thru for kids. The cars would pull up to several stations...

New classes adjust to different learning formats

Mackenzie Deutschmann (12) rides her princess bike for the Adventure and Outdoor Pursuits class.
October 30, 2020

Oakville teachers are excited to be back at school in-person after using the first nine weeks of school to make the virtual classroom as creative as possible.  With both staff and students adjusting...

Singer’s group wins MJEA State Sports Video Story of the Year award

Lily Singer's (12) broadcast group won first place in the Sports Video of the Year.
May 14, 2020

While spending most of her time at home during this worldwide pandemic, Lily Singer (12) recently received some extraordinary news. On April 27, Singer learned that she and her group won first place in...

OHS band creates a virtual pep band

The virtual pep band allowed many of the band students to work together while staying home
April 21, 2020

Despite social distancing restrictions, the OHS band program was able to get together to raise spirits in the OHS community. Band students and directors all submitted videos online playing the fight song...

OHS alum sees study abroad experience cut short by pandemic

April 17, 2020

The new coronavirus pandemic has caused schools to shift to online learning, cancel events, and postpone others. Many college students studying abroad were forced to come home, including one OHS alumnus. Katie...

Hannah Franke takes the ‘perfect’ test

Hanna Franke (11), resieves an award for getting a perfect score on the ACT at the school board meeting on March 12.
March 13, 2020

For the first time in nine years, an OHS student has scored a 36 on the ACT.  Hannah Franke (11) managed to get a perfect score on her ACT during the Dec. 14 test. This perfect score took some...

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